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24th Street Pale Ale - Strand Brewing Co.

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24th Street Pale Ale24th Street Pale Ale

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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vacax on 01-23-2010)
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1/5  rDev -73.5%

SavageHopHead, Sep 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

GRG1313, Apr 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

magictacosinus, Sep 08, 2014
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2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Picked this up at a local SoCal beer store recently for $4.99. Reviewed live. 1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with minimalist uninspired label and standard unbranded black pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are average; I was very unimpressed with their IPA. 6.1% ABV confirmed. The label identifies it as a pale ale; that's what I'm reviewing it as. Unfiltered.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 7 finger head indicative of potential overcarbonation. It's beige in colour, with a good soft frothy consistency, good thickness, and rather good (~6+ minute) retention. Light thin even lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Body colour is a clear translucent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Nicely citrusy, with a balanced blend of lemon, grapefruit, and even some orange. Grapefruit - while a bit bitter - isn't too dominant here as in many pale ales that use the hops that trigger that flavour. Good floral aromatics lend it some added complexity. Pale malts. A bit grassy. Lightly juicy up front but that gives way, letting the floral character take over. I don't get any yeast character or alcohol here. Not at all soapy. A mild strength aroma all around, and an inviting one for a pale ale. It's fairly hoppy, but it's not pushing any limits. A pleasant aroma for the style. I'm looking forward to trying it.

T: Biting bitter grapefruit citrus fruit ester zest hop character is dominant here. Lightly grassy pale malts form the foundation. There's some floral hop character too, but the hop bitterness from the grapefruit notes clobbers your palate too much for anything else to really come through. It's rather imbalanced as a result. Feels like an amateur attempt to make a really hoppy pale ale for no apparent reason. Imbalanced and unpleasant to drink for the style. None of the balance or complexity of the aroma is present here. Built okay, but lackluster and underwhelming overall. No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Good coarseness. Nicely wet. Overcarbonated. Poor presence on the palate. Too thick for a pale ale. Unrefreshing. Needs work. I'd prefer a juicy refreshing oily feel, but this tries so hard to be an IPA in pale ale form that it really falls short of the style.

Dr: Pricey for the lack of quality. It's one of the most imbalanced pale ales I've had in months. Another disappointment from Strand, but I do like it more than their IPA. I wouldn't get this again; they really need to tame that hop bitterness. It's too bitter even by IPA standards, let alone pale ale standards. Drinkable but underwhelming. Still, many will like it.

High C

Drink fresh and cold. Drinks fine out of a conical pint glass.

kojevergas, Apr 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

eulerthegrape, Jun 11, 2013
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3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Handsome dark amber in the small nonic. Outstanding creamy cap of foam, but not overly carbonated. a little of the resiny aroma.

Summit, Cascade, and Amarillo hops are listed by the brewer. It all seems way too bitter for the very modest maltiness, especially for a Pale Ale. Still, it's a clean, resiny burn of hops for the IPA fan.

Burnt toast taste with herbal, grassy, and bitter tea flavors. Rather dry. I think of iced tea taste, seriously steeped. The head lasts to the final sip, and it's still there like the last froth of a root beer float. Needs a spoon. From the 750 ml Belgian-style bottle purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego.

mactrail, Jun 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

scottiethebody, Feb 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

chefduff2, Feb 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

sgregory, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

beernads, Jun 18, 2013
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3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Grabbed this at City Beer Store for 4.99. Pouring into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass. Slightly hazy burnt orange with a dimpled off-white foam that's retaining well and leaving lacing on the glass as it slowly slides downward. Aromas of orange rind, lavender/floral, caramel candy, and medium toasted bread. Grassy, somewhat harsh bitterness comes on quickly and lingers into a nutty/walnut finish. Garlic flavor seems out of place for an APA and the citrus/floral hops I picked up in the nose aren't coming through as prevalently here. Medium body/moderate carbonation.

BrewerB, Jun 14, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great orange hue, lacing is nice. A little hazy.

Taste is very balanced between fruity hops and malt. Malt flavor is clean, not caramelly or toasty. Minerally finish. Fruit loops, fruity cereal character. Medium bitterness.

Body is med-light. A little astringent in finish.

A somewhat hoppy american pale ale with a good malt backbone to balance. I would drink it again.

tanarm, Jun 15, 2013
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24th Street Pale Ale from Strand Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.